It's the fine details that hold the key to turning a large event into a great event. A single idea, in combination with the right space, can turn a major event into an unforgettable experience. The right technology can transform a space into a different world. And extensive experience combined with practical know-how and creative partnering can turn any concept into reality – regardless of the scale and complexity.

HORISUM, as one of the largest event centers in the world, spanning more than 330,000 square meters, offers you ample space, optimal accessibility and 360° technology on site. Our long-term expertise in planning and running events and our highly flexible structures will open up new perspectives and unexpected dimensions to transform great ideas into equally great events.

HORISUM / OVERVIEW

Here’s an initial overview of what the more than 330,000 square meter HORISUM complex has to offer. For information about an individual area, simply move your cursor over that object on the sketch.

ESPRIT arena

Total capacity of up to 66,500 spectators, depending on the stage configuration (head stage, cross stage or central stage). A completely closable, opaque roof, sound proofing suitable for events, and modern heating provide the framework for flexible uses – ranging from open-air in the summer to comfortable heating under windy or unpleasant weather conditions.

CCD CONGRESS CENTER DÜSSELDORF

As the third largest convention center in Germany, CCD Congress Center Düsseldorf boasts 6,000 m² of exhibition space and is directly connected to several of the exhibition halls, making it possible to increase the total visitor capacity from 7,500 to 15,000. Thirty modular rooms provide utmost flexibility and can be adapted optimally to fit your individual event needs.

EXHIBITION HALLS DÜSSELDORF

The flexible, multipurpose concept covers a total of 19 exhibition halls equipped with the outstanding infrastructure needed to make them suitable for high-class business events, product presentations, elaborate television formats or top sporting events. This is rounded off by very easy accessibility via public transportation and up to 20,000 parking spots.

CONNECTING PASSAGEWAYS

Another special feature of the HORISUM complex is its unique infrastructure. Nearly all of the buildings in each of the three areas (ESPRIT arena, fairgrounds, CCD Congress Center Düsseldorf) and the areas themselves are connected with each other by passageways, making it easy to cover even considerable distances comfortably regardless of the season or the weather outside.

HORISUM / INFRASTRUCTURE

For more information about the HORISUM complex, including how to get here from the autobahn, airport or the train station, simply click the desired icon next to the map – or click directly on a particular object in the map to get even more information about individual areas.

AUTOBAHN

HORISUM is connected to one of the most extensive motorway networks in Europe. You can reach the city of Düsseldorf easily from every direction via German autobahns A3, A44, A46, A52, A57, A59 or A524. The HORISUM complex has its own exit from the autobahn A44. Once you are on the complex grounds, signs will guide you quickly to the correct parking areas.

CITY BUS

The Düsseldorf public city bus 722 from downtown or the train station will take you quickly and comfortably to various HORISUM complex entrances “East”, “South” and the final destination “CCD South/CCD Stadthalle”.

CCD / CONGRESS CENTER DÜSSELDORF

As the third largest convention center in Germany, CCD boasts 6,000 m² of exhibition space and is directly connected to several of the fairground halls, making it possible to increase the total visitor capacity from 7,500 to 15,000. Thirty modular rooms provide utmost flexibility and can be adapted optimally to fit your individual event needs.

ESPRIT arena

Total capacity of up to 66,500 spectators, depending on the stage configuration (head stage, cross stage or central stage). A completely closable, opaque roof, sound proofing suitable for events, and modern heating provide the framework for flexible uses – ranging from open-air in the summer to comfortable heating under windy or unpleasant weather conditions.

ENTRANCES (BY FOOT)

You can enter the complex by foot through the “North”, “South/CCD South/CCD Stadthalle” or “East” entrances, which are all equipped with excellent infrastructure and easy to reach by subway, car or bus. The size and structure of the complex make it possible to create further custom entrances with the desired functionality.

AIRPORT

Düsseldorf Airport DUS is the third largest airport in Germany and is located just three kilometers from HORISUM. With 600 arrivals and departures daily, it’s one of the most important transportation hubs in the region, which over 16 million passengers passed through last year alone. You can get here by taxi in just a few minutes – or you can travel with ease to downtown Düsseldorf or to your hotel directly from the airport.

CONNECTING PASSAGEWAYS

Another special feature of the HORISUM complex is its unique infrastructure. Nearly all of the buildings in each of the three areas (ESPRIT arena, fairgrounds, CCD Congress Center Düsseldorf) and the areas themselves are connected with each other by passageways, making it easy to cover even considerable distances comfortably regardless of the season or the weather outside.

DÜSSELDORF MAIN TRAIN STATION

You can reach Düsseldorf inexpensively and in a relaxed and environmentally friendly manner. The main train station at Konrad-Adenauer-Platz is one of the most modern train stations in Europe and is located centrally in the inner city, 4 kilometers from HORISUM. Over 1,000 trains from German and international cities stop there daily, making it easy to reach the Düsseldorf main train station. You can reach the HORISUM complex in 20 minutes by subway (U78 or U79) or by taxicab.

ENTRANCES (FOR DELIVERY)

To deliver your goods and materials, you can access the complex at any time, 24/7 through the entrance gates (“Gate 1” and “Gate 2”) which are optimally accessible. “Gate 2” is available exclusively for passenger cars and vans.

EXHIBITION HALLS DÜSSELDORF

The flexible, multipurpose concept covers a total of 19 fairground halls equipped with the outstanding infrastructure needed to make them suitable for high-class business events, product presentations, elaborate television formats or top sporting events. This is rounded off by very easy accessibility via public transportation and up to 20,000 parking spots.

PARKING

There are 20,000 parking spaces available to you in the HORISUM complex. Simply follow the signs to Messe Düsseldorf – and then follow signs to your assigned parking garage or parking lot. As needed, shuttle busses are available to bring you and your guests from the parking area directly to the desired entrance.

SUBWAY

You can take the U78 or U79 subway from the Düsseldorf main train station directly to the various entrances of the HORISUM complex in about 20 minutes. For large events, the Rheinbahn also offers special shuttle services directly from Düsseldorf Airport DUS. Please contact us if you have any questions or need further details.

HORISUM / SIDE VIEW

For more information about individual buildings, select the specific area on the side-view graphic. Halls with the same traits will be automatically grouped by color to give you a more efficient initial overview.

HALLS 1–5 & 9–14

Usable height: 8 m – Ceiling suspension: Wall-to-wall 2.88 x 2.88 m suspension grid (Mero system) – Floor weight-bearing capacity: Heavy load weight-bearing 10,000 kg/m² (SLW 60) – Electricity / water & pressurized air / communications systems: Comprehensive availability in every hall – Loading & unloading: Trucks and forklifts can easily drive up to and into the halls through several gates on various sides.

ESPRIT arena

Unique multipurpose arena – Usable height: 40 m clear height with roof closed – Ceiling suspension: The retractable roof can bear up to 5 t single loads and a total of up to 150 t additional event load – Floor weight-bearing capacity (Interior): Heavy load weight-bearing 10,000 kg/m² (SLW 60) – Electricity / communications systems: Comprehensive availability – Loading & unloading: The interior can be entered through both diagonal tunnels on the north side (northeast / northwest), both of which are 4,10 m high. It is also possible to use the large gate.

CCD CONGRESS CENTER DÜSSELDORF

Usable height (exhibitions): at least 2.50 m approved fixed stand construction height in the marked exhibition areas (over 6,000 m² total), 31 variable rooms for up to 2,500 people – Floor weight-bearing capacity: 500 kg/m² in nearly all areas – Electricity & communications systems: Comprehensive availability – Loading & unloading: Material can be delivered to various sides of CCD Congress Center Düsseldorf easily using several heavy duty elevators.

HALLS 15–17

Usable height: 14 m – Ceiling suspension: Wall-to-wall 2.88 x 2.88 m suspension grid (Mero system) – Floor weight-bearing capacity: Heavy load weight-bearing 10,000 kg/m² (SLW 60) – Electricity / water & pressurized air / communications systems: Comprehensive availability in every hall – Loading & unloading: Trucks and forklifts can easily drive up to and into the halls through several gates on various sides.

HALLS 8a & 8b

Usable height: 15 m – Ceiling suspension: Wall-to-wall 2.50 x 2.50 m suspension grid (Mero system) for single loads of up to 1 t per suspension point – Floor weight-bearing capacity: Heavy load weight-bearing 10,000 kg/m² (SLW 60) – Electricity / water & pressurized air / communications systems: Comprehensive availability in both halls – Loading & unloading: Trucks and forklifts can drive up to and into each hall from all sides through 10 large gates.

HALL 7a

Usable height: 12 m – Ceiling suspension: Wall-to-wall 2.50 x 2.50 m suspension grid (Mero system) – Floor weight-bearing capacity: Heavy load weight-bearing 10,000 kg/m² (SLW 60) – Electricity / water & pressurized air / communications systems: Comprehensive availability – Loading & unloading: Trucks and forklifts can easily drive up to and into the halls on various sides.

HALL 6

Usable height: 16/26 m – Ceiling suspension: Wall-to-wall 2.50 x 2.50 m suspension grid (Mero system). Additional grid of suspension points for single loads of up to 3 t every 15 m – Floor weight-bearing capacity: Heavy load weight-bearing 10,000 kg/m² (SLW 60) – Electricity / water & pressurized air / communications systems: Comprehensive availability – Loading & unloading: Trucks and forklifts can drive up to and into the halls from all sides through over 20 gates (1 large gate) – Other: The interior can be completely darkened through automatic exterior lamellas.

Complex/Space

The flexible, multipurpose concept at HORISUM encompasses the ESPRIT arena, CCD Congress Center Düsseldorf, as well as 19 exhibition halls. The entire HORISUM complex is joined through a unique system that connects all individual areas. So there's no risk involved in leaving your umbrella in the coatroom. Moving walkways are also available to make getting around fast and comfortable. Additional outdoor spaces throughout the complex increase the total HORISUM area to 330,000m².

You can enter the complex by foot through the "North", "South/Stadthalle" or "East" entrances, which are all equipped with excellent infra­structure. This ensures that visitors can reach their events conveniently. Even when only separate sections of HORISUM have been rented and are being utilized as part of an individual solution, our focus is on getting visitors where they need to go as smoothly as possible.

Location / Travel

The HORISUM complex is located in the middle of Düsseldorf, one of the largest economic hubs in Europe. Düsseldorf is excellently positioned within an hour's reach of the neighboring countries Belgium, France and the Netherlands.

Its ideal accessibility from the Düsseldorf Airport DUS (the third largest airport in Germany), the Düsseldorf main train station, and the motorway offer many advantages. Take a taxi or hop on a shuttle bus to get to HORISUM in a few minutes from the airport, or take the subway U78 or U79 and reach various HORISUM complex entrances in just 20 minutes travel time from the main train station. In addition, Düsseldorf is easily accessible from every direction on German motorway A3, A44, A46, A52, A57, A59 or A524.

Technology

HORISUM offers the most up-to-date technical equipment in every aspect of event technology. For example, our innovative equipment includes HDTV projection, LED lighting technology and broadcast options such as live-streaming and streaming-on-demand.

Would you like to have your speeches translated into 12 languages at the same time? Or present your new product on a 30 meter LED screen? Or broadcast your event across the entire world via satellite? No problem! Our technological equipment, proven partnerships, extensive experience and a total electrical capacity of 64 megawatts can make any concept feasible – regardless of the scale and complexity.

We also offer you the highest standards in terms of room conversion logistics, electrical and suspension services for every event. Our venues' multipurpose equipment enables the most optimal use of space. For example, a retractable ceiling can convert a football stadium into a concert arena, a television studio or "simply" a first-class venue in the blink of an eye.

Infrastructure

The infrastructure at HORISUM ensures that every project is managed with maximum functionality and flexibility.

The complex can be accessed at any time, 24/7, through the entrance gates ("Gate 1" and "Gate 2"), which are optimally reachable. "Gate 2" is available exclusively for passenger cars and vans.

In addition, the HORISUM complex offers you a total of 20,000 parking spaces. Shuttle busses are available as needed to bring you and your guests from the parking spaces directly to your preferred entrance.

Network

Düsseldorf offers about 15,000 rooms in 2-5 star hotels, over half of which are located within a 6 kilometer radius of HORISUM.

Furthermore, an exclusive cooperation between HORISUM, Düsseldorf Marketing & Tourismus GmbH and the hotels of Düsseldorf guarantees fixed prices to facilitate reliable long-term planning. This guarantees you and your guests a large supply of hotel rooms that are available and bookable at fixed prices.

Experience

As a highly experienced partner for German and international businesses and public events, HORISUM draws on its most important asset: competence.

Building on knowledge and experience, HORISUM is setting the bar in the event industry. Our entire team is constantly striving to perfect their skills, dedicating the time and space needed for training, continued education and specialization.

This enables us to help you achieve tomorrow's potential – today.

HORISUM / Düsseldorf Congress Sport & Event GmbH

Stockumer Kirchstr. 61
40474 Düsseldorf

Contact: Matthias Landthaler
E-Mail: info@horisum.de

Tel.: +49 211 / 45 60 - 84 10
Fax: +49 211 / 45 60 - 87 84 10